“Made Here” Screening & Discussion at The Chocolate Factory

MADE HERE is a documentary series and website focusing on the challenging and eclectic lives of New York City performing artists. On Monday, June 21, from 6:30-8:30pm, there will be a screening of the documentary and a discussion moderated by Jennifer Wright Cook, Executive Director of The Field, about DAY & NIGHT JOBS at The … Continue reading

Andrew Schneider at The Chocolate Factory

Oi! The 7 trains are running this weekend (thanks to the continued slushfest), so there’s no reason for you to miss multimedia/interactive designer and performer, Andrew Schneider’s riotous tonic to the endless winter malaise festering in your subconscious.  He’s at the Chocolate Factory tonight and tomorrow with “Wow and Flutter,” a frenetic, witty, disorienting explosion … Continue reading

Selective Memory – in progress at Chocolate Factory

Caught this last night – Brian Rogers, AD of the Chocolate Factory is sharing his latest work-in-progress this weekend. There’s no 7 train – damn the MTA – but figure out how to get out there and have some free wine. I definitely caught that opening feeling of William Eggleston’s “Stranded in Canton” – the … Continue reading

“Revolving Twilight” and Abby Man-Yee Chan at The Chocolate Factory

Last night, video installation artists Lauren Petty and Shaun Irons bid farewell to their multi-channel video and sound installation at The Chocolate Factory with a live performance by NYC/HK dance artist, Abby Man-Yee Chan .  “Revolving Twilight” has been in the basement of the LIC theater since early December and was extended until last night.  … Continue reading

An Evening With Djordjevich and Peck

Things are heating up as we hit our back-to-school stride! This looks groovy as Obie-winning Chocolate factory kicks back into gear: COMING SOON TO THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY: An Evening With Djordjevich and Peck September 9-12, 2009 @ 8PM $15 Can music and dance become indistinguishable? What might it mean for a musician to give an … Continue reading

Vintage DJ’s Ferocious Spectacular

Ch-ch-ch-check it out!!! If Ed Sullivan and David Lynch produced a lovechild, this show would be it! Jonathan Jacobs AKA The Vintage DJ directs and hosts the first of his series of spectacle-based concert events. Ferocious Spectacular – Episode One: The Black Death features the haunting music of countertenor singer, songwriter and pianist, M. Lamar. … Continue reading

LAPS: Live Sh– Alternative Presenter Fair

this should be way cool. LAPS is happening! Saturday, January 10: 6-10PM. Sunday, January 11: 4-8PM. FREE admission, homemade chocolate chip cookies and cheap drinks! The Chocolate Factory Basement 5-49 49th Avenue L.I.C., NY 11101 Directions http://www.chocolatefactorytheater.org LAPS: Live Sh– Alternative Presenter Fair Live Sh– invites a number of independent presenters (including performance series, record … Continue reading

Soho to L.I.C. to Philly and Back Again

[I'm tired, I'll try and add links later!] Okay so Wednesday I headed down to HERE ARTS CENTER to see OH WHAT WAR, Mallory Catlett & Co.’s new multimedia meditation on war from the doughboy’s perspective. The set looks like a WWI trench populated by the ghosts of deserters from every army – purgatory of … Continue reading

Cool Stuff at The Chocolate Factory

The World Premiere of 1965UU by Mac Wellman, starring Paul Lazar, directed by Stephen Mellor September 11 – October 4, Thurs-Sat @ 8pm $15 More than two years in development, 1965UU is a solo performance written by Mac Wellman (winner of numerous Obie awards, recent plays include Bitter Bierce at PS122, Jennie Richee with Ridge … Continue reading

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